Eastern Hancock High School student dies after single-vehicle crash in Hancock County
High school student dead, man critically injured in crash
GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — An Eastern Hancock High School senior student is dead after a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Hancock County.
At 2:40 p.m. Sunday, deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash to the area of County Road 300 North and County Road 100 West. That’s in a rural area about a mile west of Greenfield.
When deputies arrived, they called the Hancock County Fatal Accident Crash Team to respond because of the severity of the crash.
The crash involved a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver, Cody Mastin, 18, of Greenfield, who was transported by ground ambulance to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. A female passenger, Lindsay Locker, of Knightstown, was also in the truck and died at the scene.
The Silverado was traveling west on County Road 300 North toward Indianapolis. According to investigators, the Silverado hydroplaned and ran off the wet road. When Mastin overcorrected the steering, the Silverado struck two trees before coming to a stop.
Mastin graduated from Greenfield-Central High School last year. Locker was a senior at Eastern Hancock High School and due to graduate this year. The schools have been made aware of the crash and will be offering services to students. Neither were wearing their seatbelts.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reminded drivers to wear seatbelts and slow down during rain or slick conditions.